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deaths so far and officials don't want to see more. >> the heat-related deaths were in baltimore city and officials are warning themselves to take care of themselves and each other. >> these are very dangerous conditions. >> their warning people to be on the offensive. already, the medical examiner determined 23 people have died from heat so far this summer either directly or indirectly. >> it can be determined they had a heat stroke or something related where their core temperature got so high that they died of heat directly. there are other cases where we are not sure. they may have had an underlying medical condition. the cause of death may have been their medical condition but it may have been worsened by the heat. >> temperatures on wednesday surpassed 100 degrees with heat index soaring even higher. health officials warn people to stay inside when possible and if you have to be outside, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. >> i get a cup of water every 5 minutes. >> adults are staying cool by grabbing a snow cone or fresh squeezed lemonade. owners know when the temperatu
she is doing well. >> thank you. a human skull was discovered in baltimore city. a hiker from baseball at around 2:30 p.m. near the 3100 block of phelps lane. no other remains have been found. this goal has been taken in for forensic testing. >> the first of the 12 victims in the colorado massacre was laid to rest. there are questions about what will happen to the crime scene. others argue it should be reopened to show the gunman should not win. the oldest victim in the shooting had taken his teenage daughters to the movie. both have survived. we are learning more. federal agents said that james holmes told them about a package that he sent to the university of colorado's medical campus. inside were handwritten details about killing people. police gathered evidence from holmes'the theater and colm apartment. >> president obama supports the plan but republicans are battling for cuts for all americans of all incomes. the compromise is not reached, billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in 2015. the president accuses them of protecting the wealthy. >> t
on that coming up at 6:00. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police want to know who shot a man in the head last night killing him at the scene. 11 news is working to learn more about what happened on mickey avenue about 10:30 last night. the only thing we know is the victim's name, brandon. they have no leads i possible suspects or motive, so anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> lawmakers joining the effort calling upon lawmakers to raise the federal minimum wage in hopes of making a around $10 an hour and by 2014. lowell melser was at city hall wary rally was held and joins us with the latest. >> right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 which comes out to $15,000 per year. earlier today, baltimore lawmakers were pledging and calling out for raising the rate. >> ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to demand that congress pass the rebuild america act which would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other leaders including the mayor calling out on washington t
. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected
. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a baltimore city firefighter accused of running an online prostitution ring. this isn't his first time facing these types of charges. mike schuh has the latest on this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a year and a half ago when that city firefighter faced similar charges and at that time he was given probation. >> inside this warehouse in west baltimore police say 29-year-old jamar simmons and 33-year-old franklin coit were running an online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous one going on in here. >> it turns out simmons is a baltimore city fireman. he was arrested monday. >> we found handgun, ammo, marijuana and various ljers and documents -- ledgers and documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> simmons had a similar run in with the law back in 2010. court records show baltimore city police arrested him for human trafficking and prostitution but most of the charges were dropped, he ended up with a year of
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-alarm fire. the very late nest live report from baltimore county. >>> and ocean city boardwalk gets high marks for a well- known magazine. what made it stand out above the rest. >>> another reason why you should never turn your back on a shark. why would you do it in the first place? not because it will eat you but apparently it will steal your underwater gear. those stories and more coming up this morning on good morning maryland at 5. >>> lsu fans may have a new rice a company in a state growing purple rice. it has health promoting compounds also found in blueberries and also in red wine. health experts say it has the health benefits similar to brown rice. it is only grown in the south in louisiana. >>> if you are feeling rested, you are not alone. baltimore is in the top 20 of the most rested cities. the study uteed government data for the most those in the most sleep deprived people not getting enough sleep more than half the time. >>> shipping your kids off to school may make you sad. a survey as taken of how moms feed when kid head off to school. 40% were the saddest family member
. >> was the recording of an arrest at the center of the dispute between this man and a baltimore city police department. at the incident, officers attempted to arrest a woman, she is on the ground with a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assault the dimon have a ticket counter. video turns up on youtube. >> the police officers saw he was recording and they surrounded him. the strong armed him into giving up his farm. the deleted all of the video including many videos of his young son. >> the aclu sued baltimore city police and now the aclu wants all police departments to set guidelines explaining citizens have their right to record the actions of officers. they also want officers to receive training so that they know the policy. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record police officers to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released a general order j16, a collective stance following lessons learned from the past. >> it basically outlines citizens have a right to videotape in a public place as long as
the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other baltimore leaders including the mayor calling on washington to raise the federal minimum wage. it was part of a national effort to urge lawmakers to approve the proposed rebuild america act which would give a paid raised to people like bruce who lost his $13 an hour job and now works for minimum wage in telemarketing. >> every month, we have to make a decision on paying a bill, paying rent, or having food for the children. >> it is based on the minimum wage proposal which would raise the federal minimum wage by 85 cents per year for three years capping at about $10 in 2014. in 2015, it would adjust to keep pace with the rising cost of living and would raise the minimum wage for other employees. they feel it would help struggling baltimore residents and other cities rebuild economically. >> to have to enroll in public service, social services to get food, clothing drives to get your kids' clothes. you have to go to school supply drive to get your kid's school supplies.
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
announced a partnership that will help baltimore city police fight crime. the city watch committee partnership inc. database a public and private security that allows quickly identifying surveillance tape in proximity to crime scenes. >> it will support the police department efforts to further reduce crime in our neighborhoods. >> authorities in queen anne's county say a half-dozen marijuana plants for found at the scene of that brush fire last month. the sheriff office says the plants, some of which were burned, were turned over to the county drug task force. natural resources officials confirmed there was evidence of a pot growing operation at the fire scene, but so far no arrests have been made. it is unclear if the fire was somehow related to the plants. several residents were forced from their homes. a prominent drug counselor in the region says he is seeing a dramatic shift in the use of opiates. deborah winger found out it is taking a deadly toll on the young people of suburbia. >> these women are bound by grief, loss, and heroin. all three mothers lost children to heroin. >
. >> when asked about the upcoming baltimore grand prix, the mayor is confident the city will be able to handle the event. you can buy your tickets for the grand prix of baltimore. the new race operators announced ticket sales and introduced new ticket sponsors. andretti sports step into ever see the race. >> a local lawmaker is taking steps to shake things up. councilman bill henry introduced four bills which include charter amendments which would shrink the number of votes needed to overturn a mayoral veto and allow the council to get money to the budget if they do not approve the spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. retail sales are down for a third straight month as the economy seems to be slipping. brian mooar tries to answer that in the report from washington. >> >> an economic pulse check. lawmakers are quizzing ben bernanke as they get ready for an epic showdown. >> they're ready to go out on the fiscal cliff if they do not get their way. >> i will continue this d
at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> a baltimore city man is behind bars charged with first degree murder. police say 20-year-old mark brown was driving with phillip weather ford in hartford county yesterday when they got into an argument. they say that's when brown stabbed weather ford who later died. he owns a funeral home in baltimore city. >>> the shooting in aurora, colorado is sparking a national debate on gun control just as a major court ruling could put thousands more weapons in the hands of marylanders. a federal judge has lifted a stay on his ruling that maryland's gun permit is unconstitutional. that means in two weeks marylanders will be able to carry handguns without having to show a good and substantial reason. >>> the first funeral following the theater shootings will be held in colorado today. this comes as this community dealing with a horrific act of -- random act of violence. ron matz is live with more. >> reporter: the first funeral for one wofr the victims will be -- for one of the victims will be held later today. this comes as colorado see firearms sale go through
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
the sun. and emergency cooling centers are open in baltimore city, as well as several surrounding counties. we're also watching for the chance of storms in our region, as we take a live look outside right now. looks pretty. feels a lot different. let's go to bob turk right now. he's tracking the heat and first warning doppler radar. >> take a look at temperatures, still in the mid90s. d.c. just jumped to 100 degrees as you can see. but that dew point is so much higher. in fact, it's about 22 degrees higher than yesterday. so the 96 degrees we have right now and 100 in d.c., when you combine that with a high dew point, it feels like 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. d.c., 12 degrees warmer than yesterday but that makes it feel like 107 here and in d.c. yesterday at this time, it felt like 84. that's a big, big difference. 109 in pax river. 95 in ocean city, where it is quite a bit cooler. now, until 8:00 tonight, we have a heat advisory in effect. and to our north and northwest, severe thunderstorm watches until 10:00 tonight, including garrett county and some severe weather going on across
sunset...//. the... search... resumes tom'w. 3 baltimore city police...need your help... fighting back.../ investigating... a ...triple shooting... this morning... in... north baltimore... that... left... one person dead. police say... two suspects ... entered... a home... near lothian... and... turnbridge road.../ the... suspects... then shot... three people... inside the home..../ a,... male victim... was shot in the head.../ he... later died..../ no... word ...on the condition... of... the other... two victims.... .or... the whereabouts of the suspects. baltimore police... arrest ...32- year- old... eras-mo... sandobal... and... 30- year- old... alberto ramos...//for... a shooting... at... a... southeast baltimore bar...//.it... happened saturday ... at... the "rancho blanco".... on... south fagley street.../.police... say... the 2... entered the bar.. / then... shot the victim...//. one... man... was detained... in... the bar.../ the... other ... ran away..../ th
an update on that major sinkhole in baltimore city. that's really going to cause a lot of extra congestion. as you can see, east monument, six blocks north of patterson park. it is closed between patterson park boulevard and monford. to get around that. your alternates would be madison and even mcelderly. as far as the rest of the region goes, if you are traveling 95 in the northbound direction, heavy there from 395 to the 895 split. traffic does slow down again. as you approach the beltway, well past whitemarsh boulevard. traveling on the north side inner loop, to harford road. the west side inner loop, that's been a pretty steady delay this afternoon. 20 minutes there from southwestern boulevard around to security boulevard. traveling the harrisburg expressway, slowing there. in the southbound direction, things slow down to timonium road to the beltway. as far as accidents go, eastern avenue, at simmons. wilkens street. also east pratt at charles. >>> let's take a live look. you can see, traffic is crawling along there. approaching potee street. this traffic report is brought to you by t
... from... new york city... to... the... baltimore - washington area.../ when... the... a/c... seemed... to... stop working.../. crime... crime... and justice... reporter... joy lepola explains.../first on fox.../ as... temperatures... rose.../ so... did temper. tempers. ((pkg)) it all started after midnight on this bus headed from new york. nat pop some passengers recorded the ordeal on their cell phone. the trouble began... after a passenger asked if the air conditioning was broken.15:20 i was getting hot and sweaty other customers were taking there and fanning themselves after the driver was approached.... tempers flared. (corrina) 17:52 she was going down 95 and she was like ruur and it's a double decker. ford who underwent spinal surgery was jolted along with everyone else.(corrina) 17:37 i'm just sitting there going wow this is really crazy this is my first trip to manhattan never drove a bus there i always drove myself for reason's like this. it was the beginning of a long trip home. after getting back on 95.... the bus pulled over again
is being transformed for an international soccer match. >>> baltimore city neighborhood. from city blight to city bright. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. the legacy of william donald schaefer. >> it's definitely a hit to my dignity. >>> i'm adam may. the growing calls to raise minimum wage. that's coming up. >>> watching for storms. what's in store for the rest of the week? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is overcast with storms in the region and 89 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. there are growing calls across the country and right here in maryland to raise the minimum wage. today, struggling families take on politicians, deadlocked in how to fix the economy. adam may has more on the impact and the debate. hi, adam. >> hi, kai. yeah, over the last few years, politicians have been at odds over how to fix the economy. and meanwhile, the working class has become the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore packed city hall. brses bruce gross recently lost his constr
45 recorded this baltimore city commander just five days ago. listen closely .... to what is said to our photographer.15:40:15 i'm doing roll call here it's not for public eye... an order... given infront of dozens of officers under his command. but look behind this group officer... you can clearly see members of the general public walking right behind the group just inches away. it's this mentality among baltimore's men and women in blue... that's outraged the aclu. 1:04:41 police officers have tremendous power. they can kill us they can arrest us they can do things no other public official can do and with that power comes tremendous responsibility. david rocah is with the american civil liberities union of maryland. the group respresents an owings mills man who is suing baltimore police over the seizure of a cell phone. he used it to record officers making an arrest at preakness in 2010. (6-30-10) sot from video they're taking pictures they're taking pictures. (6-30-10) sound of police on cellphone video saying it's illegal to videotape anybody's audio or video. for y
wants to rewrite the rules on social media. >> the latest heated battle in baltimore city's fire department is over twitter and what firefighters can and can't post on social media. it comes after some criticism of the mayor and chief online, including con controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire documents are closing. one tweet said, save yourself, there's no medics but you can call the mayor on the video phone. the department says the new guidelines are not to effect free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and bount bound -- boundaries for which our members are communicate concerns. >> still the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawyers and the department next week. >> that's our main concern is firefighters are protected. that's our only concern. >> i want to make sure our remembers are covered -- members are covered. >> the employees can face punishment in limited situations. the maryland general assembly that says you do not have to share your user names and passwords with your employers. >> it's like tapping a phone and l
. >> there needs to be art and music in every school in baltimore city. not only that, everybody doesn't have a space to do this after school thing and -- the doors need to stay hope in the school schools. >> not every school is open late and many don't have art or music as a regular part of the day. some have limited classes, others have nonef. you can draw like this, being creative is a big deal. >> art is anything that expresses just who you are, what do you do. anything. everything. they need more but ain't have it. >> reporter: programs like this fill the art gap that many schools can't fill because of funding. money from gamblelling is supposed to help as the state thinks about what to do with it in maryland people here want good art and creative kids. you need to start by growing creatist. >> social studies, art, just -- more field trips when i was going to school i went on trips. you know places. to learn more. more things, just engage them more. give them a life as far as more experience. >> reporter: if you really want to see what the art dear sir do to children and what helps th
are being becoming the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore city hall, packed with people demanding raise in minimum wage. bruce gross recently lost his construction job. now he's raising his twin boys and daughter on $7.25 an hour. >> i can't even raise my kids or my family on that type of money. i have to go through months of deciding whether to pay bills or get food. >> reporter: current minimum wage is $7.25. part of rebuild america act, which calls for infrastucture to create new jobs. partially paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we're struggling to get to the middle. and i feel like they should be thinking, oh, how can we help? >> reporter: there's no question, middle class families are falling behind. their salaries have increased 35% in the last foury decade -- four decades, while the wealthiest has seen a 278% increase. >> it is absolutely destroying the very health of our democracy. >> cindy walsh is an activist. >> we will continue to see if if this if we do not put our foot down to the idea of free market and globalization being the answer to domestic
in baltimore city. a huge project and until we can come up with that cash we will have to live with these disruptions. they sent a pipe diver in the to identify a problem in southwest baltimore but the mayor says it is like sticking your finger in a leak. kerry cavanaugh, wbal tv 11 news. work,ker's continue to you are urged to avoid this area. >> find their way, take the metro, take the light rail from the north, -- >> and here is a closer look at the streets you do not want to be near tomorrow. the department of transportation tell us we are -- where st. paul is closed from lombard street. with the exception of the far left turn rlane, orders will be directed to turn left. stick with 11 news for continuing coverage on the impact of this water main break. we hall of the latest the taurus with traffic beginning at 5:00 a.m. -- detours with traffic beginning at 5:00 a.m. and local lawmaker is taking steps to balance the power of city government. he introduced four bills tonight including charter amendments that would pare the number of members down and shrink the votes needed to
. >> a local government overhaul to shake things up in baltimore city government. bill henry introduced four bills which would cut the council down to nine and allow the council to add money to the council if it does not approve the mayor's spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. >> >> the federal aviation administration will resume its investigation into a small plane crash in montgomery county. one person is dead. the crash happened just before 7:30 on monday night at davis airport in laytonsville. the plane rolled over and went down just after takeoff. now an update. one man is dead and two other people are recovering after a triple shooting. this happened on a monday morning. investigators said two men forced their way into a home. three people were shot. a woman survived and is reported in good condition. >> a milestone announcement. the fda has approved a drug intended to prevent the virus that causes aids. it can be used as a preventive drug for people at risk. >> 5:37. 74 d
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
there. also we just got off the phone with adrian barnes. she is with baltimore city's department of transportation. she is putting out an urgent transportation alert to people that are downtown baltimore right now. she is telling them if you're downtown in this general area it is best to try and stay downtown for the time being. they're trying to ease up some of this traffic gridlock that we've been seeing here from sky high chopper 13. if you do have to leave downtown, try using the south side or some of the tunnels to get out of downtown. if you have to leave downtown and go north, go north and try to avoid light streets. these water main breaks they have been a huge problem in baltimore over the last decade or so. there have been a number of them. there are some real amazing estimates of how much money it would cost to fix these problems. hundreds of millions of the dollars in baltimore alone to fix this infrastructure. until that funding comes through, we're going to see many of these. the water main is still broken. it is a 20-inch main. back to you. >> thank you. stay with
. baltimore was one of the biggest cities in america after world war ii, but its population has steadily gotten smaller. >> i love being downtown. it's so convenient. >> the more government cuts things, the more people tend to leave. >> reporter: valuable federal dollars are tied directly to the population for cities nationwide. >> pure and simple, the more population you have, the more dollars you would get for housing or health programs and a host of other things that are funded at the federal and state levels. >> reporter: city planners say it could take three to six months for the census bureau to determine whether it will reassess baltimore's population. back to you. >> thank you. city planners estimate baltimore could gain or lose $90 million over ten years depending on how the census department responds. >>> the red cross is in need of volunteers tonight as the region suffers the wrath of mother nature. many people are lacking food, shelter and clothing right now. last month's devastating storm and the hot temperatures have stretched the red cross to the breaking point. to volunte
the leaders in baltimore city hall have already decided. nowthe mayor is stumping... for more support.... hoping that 'a tug of the heartstrings'... will be an effective strategy. from commercial "every baby is born with infinite possibilies."mayor stephanie rawlings-blake... is now front and center - throwing her support behind the so-called maryland dream act.though the campaign commercial does not specifically mention the legislation. 06:58 "you show these beautiful little faces... do you wanna deprive them of an education."doctor richard vatz is a professor of political rhetoric. he says focusing on children as young as babiee may be an effective strategy.but doubts many maryladners will be swayed by a politician's endorsement.( from commercial) "it's right and it's fair."most voters - he believes - have already formed their own opinion on the fairness... and financial impact of the dream act.12:10 "when you're giving in-state... someobody's paying for that."critics of the law it it'll cost maryland taxpayers millions of dollars. one of the main points raised in the petition dri
is making baltimore beautiful even after his death. the state of the former maitre donated $1.4 million to the william schaefer civic fund established in 2008. it provides grants for beautification to wrap baltimore city and the county. it also received other grants today totaling more than $130,000 the loss of court- ordered community improvement. the board of education issued a list of persistently danger schools in compliance with the federal bill child up behind law -- no child left behind law. the list includes the rising star academy, and kirstin middle school, and the maritime industries academy and benjamin franklin high school, stuart hill academy, and william march middle school. the state board also announced that coaches will be better trained to identify brain injuries suffered on the plainfield. that is in line with regulations to protect athletes from concussions. coaches will have until the end of the month to complete their training. the rules are designed to educate parents on the nature of brain injuries. >> this will be much more robust and in places where they have
are trying to fathom why anyone would kill him. and baltimore city police are on the lookout for the shooter. >> baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of 23-year-old brandon sproal, a former basketball player at walbrook high school. monday night, around 10:30, brandon was hanging out on the corner of baker and mcking, with two other people, when he was robbed of his belongings and his life. >> when they were approached by two black males, one armed with a gun. >> police say sproal was ordered to his knees and then told to pus his hands behind his head. that's when he was shot. the other two victims got away. >> they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. >> reporter: brandon died on the scene. the news hitting his former basketball coach like a ton of bricks. >> breaks my heart completely. >> reporter: brandon and his older brother rodney played and led the team to two championships back in 2005 and 2006. bridgers describes brandon as a tenacious player with a quiet spirit. >> this kid has had a job since he was in high school. always ear
baltimore city paramedics in disbelief. >> i'm bob turk. i'll have the complete first warning weather forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> it's partly cloudy and 80 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather is coming up. >>> one man's yard is dropping piece by piece down a 200-foot cliff in washington state. the hole is swallowed up a century's old tree. the fire department is concerned because of the edge. it will cause a natural sprain to change its course. >>> bolt of lightning starts a fatal chain of events in new york city. the lightning strike unleashed an avalanche of scoff of scaffolding. this woman said it was a surreal event. >> it started to collapse and i saw a gentleman passing underneath at that moment. >> the scaffolding was put up a month ago by the previous lightning strike. >>> well, the former trader took his life. he had cyanide in his system. he was seen putting something in his mouth shortly after convicted of arson. it was possible for him to hide the pill in his pocket. >>> there's new information, the major upgrade from
montgomery county... one from wicomico county... nd one from baltimore city.health officials remind residents that humid cooditions can lead to heatstroke and heat exhaustiin. that brings us to our qqestion of the day.we are asking you aaain if you are satisfied &pwith the mergency response t the ssvere storms. head to our facebook page and join the discussion. you can also comment from your mobile device, juss search fox baltimore and find us onlinee is churning ff to our ast.ms - east.will theyyhii baltimore or will we be spared this time. time. let's go to chief meteorologist vytas reid 33 the hunt is on for the gunman who shot two people inneast bal. baltimore.it happened near the intersection of preston and north spring stteet... about found the victimmunresponsive when they arrived.homicide &pinvestiiators were callld to the scene...no worr on any suspects. police say thee're ready for fill the inner harbor for the f. &pfourth.janice park is live at there's heightennd security s, follooing last year's marred by violence. janicee they have a nn tolerance y policy this yea
million dollars ...in... environmental benefits. 3 a big salute today to a retired baltimore city police officer.... jeff abell shows us why he's being honored years after leaving the force, jeff.... more than a half-century ago, james dixon made military hhstory when he became one of the first african americans to join the ranks of the u-s marines. he was honored in washington last month and today, the former city police sergeant was honored here. 3 3 --clapping nats--- nats--- dixon served more than three decades on the city's police force..... but before he became a police officer....he served in world war two as one of the montford point marines..... that was the name of the segregated campsite for the marines first black recruits.... and even though they battled racism and segregation within the military.... james dixon says the marines was the only place he wanted to be. "if they put me in the navy, i was going awol. because, i wasn't serving any food or scrubbing any decks on any ships or serving food to anybody, that's not my format. i saidd 'i'll go to
are asked to call baltimore city police immediately... fox45 has teamed up with the most popular crime mapping website on the internet "spotcrime" tracks criminal activity in your neighborhood. you can also get emails when crime happens.sign up by going to our website... fox- baltimore dot com...and click on "spotcrime" in the "hot topics" section at the top of the screen 3 the long off-season is now over, ravens fans...training camp is officially open... sports director bruce cunningham joins us now with that tory... story... 3 after a heartbreaking loss in the afc championship game, ravens fans have had to wait six long months for tteir team to be back in action, but that wait is now over...football is the veterans aren't required to be out on the field until thursday, which will of course be the first full squad workout..for now, it's kind of an easing in process before things really start popping later this week...éhead coach john harbaugh is taking a measured approach... our morgan adsit spent the day in owings mills...look for her report coming up at 11:30 on sports unlimited..
apart the asphalt. >> this is the nature of the aging infrastructure in many large cities. baltimore is not an exception. >> reporter: a water main break two weeks ago. and yesterday, a 20-feet deep, 2-feet wide, and 6 feet long sinkhole, opening into a storm drain built into the 1930s. >> right now, we are sending a crew in to do a walk-in inspection of the large storm drain under the street. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over the scene, showing a gaping hole in the middle of the street. causing confusion amongst pedestrians navigating their way on closed roads. >> just a little -- a few customers coming in. >> reporter: the city says it is taking the necessary measures to find and fix the problems. so far, crews have used a camera underground to look at the engage -- damage. scan water mains and check the sewer drains to make sure they're intact. >> it will give us an indication of what needs to be done in order to make a correction. >> reporter: but some say that correction will be just another temporary fix for a permanent problem. >> they need another system. >> i don't see wh
cannot be said for baltimore city. we have the huge sink hole that has monument street closed. we have east lombard add light street blocked. as you can see everything moving along just fine on the jfx at cold spring lane. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. toyota has your best deal for today and tomorrow when you buy a car you have to look beyond the day you buy it. back over to you. >> thank you. >>> at the top of the news, the ripken family, violet ripken being safe. the search for her kidnapper continues. wjz has complete coverage. mike schuh is following the investigation and jessica kartalija has more on the mother's roll as head of one of baseball's most inflew end families. we begin with mike schuh live on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. billy and cal's mom held hostage for 24 hours. bound and put in the backseat of her lincoln, now police are looking for her kidnapper. >> it's just been 8:00 on tuesday morning a mask gunman confronts violet ripken inside her garage. >> she said she went to go in the garage and he w
. >>> a frightening problem on a major baltimore street. a growing sinkhole. hits another problem for the city's old infrastructure. wjz is live right now. mike hellgren takes a closer look at the solutions to this growing problem. mike? >> reporter: vic, it's going to take sometime before this street gets back to normal. normally, it would be filled with cars, but it's just a mess right now. and they brought in heavy equipment to try to fix the hole. >> reporter: from sky eye chopper 13, you can see how much the monument street sinkhole has expanded. on the left is what it looks like now. on the right is just after it opens last week. it's still not stable. so dangerous, crews can't imagine the exact size. >> it's quite a challenge for us to come up with a design. especially with the roadway. >> reporter: the sink hole is just blocks from johns hopkins hospital. this busy part of monument street between bradford and east monford streets will be closed for weeks. >> reporter: dpw brought in ground-penetrating radar to test other areas around the sinkhole and found no problem. but for many, it's stil
water as well. for more information on a cooling center near you in baltimore city call 311 or go to wjz.com. >>> we've shown you northwest baltimore, now we're going to show you more of baltimore. ron matz is live. >> reporter: you can see this massive tree knocked down by the storm. we're all dealing with the heat, lack of electricity, a lot of people with spoiled food. gigi barnett taking a look at ann arundel county. >> the weight of downed trees, snapped power lines in this neighborhood, residents are waiting for bge to take action. these long time neighbors have been in the dark since the winds rolled through the area friday night. >> no power. >> they're trying to get through the heat. >> well, we've been leaving the doors open, the windows open. >> they're shaded by a century old oak tree hoping for a breeze. >> we're still blessed because we still have our homes. some limbs came down out of one of these huge trees and it went the opposite direction. >> for some neighbors this weekend's storm has put a damper on their 4th of july holiday. others say they will find a way to celeb
in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> the city opened several cooling centers throughout the day today. and extended hours at public pools. remember, wjz 13 is always on. check in for first warning weather coverage. for updates on the forecast, live doppler radar any time, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, fresh off harsh criticism from their dur etcho storm response, bge is seeking rate increases. if approved by the public service commission, the transmission portion of your bill would increase by about 6.6%. gas transmission
now died from heat-related illnesses here in maryland this summer. 10 of them in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage of this heat. to get updates on the forecast, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, new weather alerts are coming to the bay bridge to protect drivers during dangerous storms. the transportation authority will upgrade its early warning system, allowing it to close the bridge more quickly when strong wind gusts hit. they hope to guard against incidents, such as t
. the grand prix will take over baltimore city streets dependence just in time for lay bob day weekend -- city streets again just in time for the labor day weekend. >> they'll start construction on the track tonight. and the general manager of the grand prix said they took the necessary steps to make sure business and traffic are not negatively affected. after making a few changes in planners, the grand prib is back. >> it was a great success from the spectators perspective. but as a business it failed. >> reporter: this year they're doing things differently. construction on the track will start in the evening and be built in sections for less impact on drivers and instead of ending the race at 9:00 p.m. the race will end at 6:30 p.m. a plus for businesses. >> that's right around dinner time so we are all hopeful that this year it'll have a greater impact, positive impact on our business. >> everything is on schedule. we're quite happy with the way things are going. >> reporter: the grand prix will feature lots of drivers like joseph newgarden. >> half of the track is really bumpy and half is
... will return it... kc fox 45 news at five thirty the... mayor of baltimore... is.. accused of... making... the city... a... "safe haven"... for... illegals.../. mayor... rawlings-blake... says... illegal... immigrants ... are crucial... to her goal ... of... adding... 10-- thousand... new families... to baltimore's population... over... the... next decade..../ in... march, ... she ...signed an executive order.../ barring police... and other city employees ... from... asking about... citizenship... status..../ delegate... pat mcdonough ... áblastsá... the policy... which ...he says ...will make baltimore... a... "magnet".. for illegals. "iq: this is her policy, she's not joking around... oq: why isnt she advocating for them." them." 3 the mayor... declined to 3 comment..../ some maryland lawmakersmay have to postpone their vacations.governor o'malley has formally announced plansfor a special session nextmonth...to consider a gambling bill.john rydell has more fromthe state hous
. only at busch gardens. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> getting ready to race. construction now under way for the baltimore grand prix. the big changes this year to prevent the head aches of last year. >>> hello, everyone. here's what people are talking about tonight. indy car racing return toss baltimore in five weeks, but there's a lot of work to be done. with the grand prix comes road construction, traffic, and big crowds. organizers are making key changes changes to improve the process. we have more on the activity that's just gun tonight. >> reporter: that work has definitely started. check it out. you can see the orange cones here along conway street. grand prix organizers say they're trying to minimize the effects on traffic by doing most of their work overnight. the need for speed starts with a crawl. construction for the baltimore grand prix is under way. >> last year it took about 45 days to build the racetrack. we've crunched
>>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> downtown drenched, a water main break at the height of rush hour flooding baltimore's busiest streets. >> i seen the pothole lifting up out of the air. the ground starts cracking in pieces. >> the danger, the gridlock, and the emergency repairs under way. >> hello, everybody. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >>> an infrastructure nightmare tonight. crews are trying to clean up from a major water main break. there is a lot of work to do and it could be days before downtown is back to normal. >> reporter: things like bus service, buss came, but they were so late a lot of people gave up and walked. by comparison, this was a relatively small main compared to other water main breaks, but it is causing big problems. chopper 13 is over a 20-inch water main that drenched downtown. it sent thousands of gallons of water and sandy dirt gushing into the street. >> it looks terrible. it's like a bad mo
. >> dozens of processors gathered outside about the super block project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. a waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the full city council still needs to approve that council. the dispute between the mayor and the comptroller continues. pratt contends that the mayor is circumventing the procurement process with the phones. >> they want a response to her. you don't have to vote no to a contract -- >> during the meeting, a motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was rejected. the door was left open for some further negotiations. >> take a look at this video. crews were called to cherry hill on wednesday evening. a mat caught fire and spread throughout the playground. penn state has an investigation into the jerry sandusky situation. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jail, some await another verdict. >> our mandate is clear. >> penn state hired louis freeh in november to lead an independent investigation into the school's handli
. we have closures in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument is shut down because of sinkhole repair. as far as the drive times, 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes to travel southbound 95 from the beltway down towards 32. this is 95 approaching the fort mchenry. running smoothly with light volume at the harbor tunnel. the north side of the beltway is problem free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> michael phelps has his first chance to tie the alltime olympic medal, if he can get on the medal stand. tracie potts is in london with the latest on the summer games. earned even inve preschool when the last olympics team won gold. today we will see if jordyn wieber can help retain win. >> we have to put in all the effort. >> michael phelps swims in the two larger meter butterfly today -- the 200 meter butterfly. he could break a world record for the most medals won any athlete. missy franklin is dedicating her gold two shooting victims back in colorado. >> i could never have dreamed it would feel like that. >> look
...fans say they are just happy that the city of baltimore is welcoming the game of soccer. "oh my god this is the best idea since they've invented the wheel this is the best idea theyyve ever had." had." we'll have highlights from the game... and find out which team won bragging rights in charm city... coming up later on sports unlimited. 3 if you talk to the average sports fan...or even sports reporter outside this market... they immediately link the ravens with an aging defense. morgan adsit here now to show us that's not the case, morgan. in years past...yes, the ravens had an older defense. this off season they parted ways with vets jarret johnson and cory redding... and got baltimore gets linked with age on "d."thanks to ray lewis and in football terms they're old. lewis 37... entering his 17th season.reed 33... 11th season. but with the current 11 players running as starters... the ravens average age on defense is 27.take reed and lewis out of the equation it's 25..that's prime football age just past a rookie deal.the ravens have changed their ways on defense... yet, no ne's
nearly 7-hundred-thirty thousand dollars this week to all 23 counties. baltimore city received about a quarter of the funds. the agency says maryland's sex offender registry contains nearly 8- hundred names. the governor is expected to call for a special session on gambling today. today.governor o'malley is expected to call lawmakers back the week of august 6th to consider measures legalizing table games.the bill would also authorize m-g-m entertainment to build a casino at the national harbor.... something that is sparking a lot of debate. (carter) "you can't just rubber stamp just because national harbor is a nice place and has a lot of money, you can't just say they're going to have a location, it's got to be open to others and there have to be chances for small and minority businesses to grow well." well."supporters say the national harbor casino would create jobs and bring additional revenue to fund maryland schools. the n-f-l is starting a new health program for its current and former players. players.the program will better assist players with physical and mental health... a
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